Police beat: Pedestrian struck

ARTHUR – On Oct. 26, emergency crews responded to a report of a collision involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian on Highway 6 here.

Wellington County OPP officials say the pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with minor injures. 

A 54-year-old Arthur resident was charged with failing  to yield to a pedestrian.

Vehicle lost wheels

PUSLINCH – A Brampton company and a commercial vehicle driver are facing multiple charges following an investigation by the Wellington County OPP and  Guelph Police Service. 

On Aug. 18, the OPP responded to a report of a commercial vehicle that had lost two of its wheels on Wellington Road 35. 

“The driver was able to continue on, but a good Samaritan assisted officers with locating the vehicle,” police stated in a press release.

“A CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) certified inspector with the Wellington County OPP and a CVSA certified inspector with Guelph Police were able to inspect the commercial motor vehicle.”

Mandeep Singh Garcha, 39, of Brampton, was charged with dangerous driving and 24 additional Highway Traffic Act charges and is to appear in Guelph court at a later date.

The owner of the vehicle, a business out of Brampton, is also facing 23 Highway Traffic Act charges.      

Without caution

GUELPH/ERAMOSA – On Oct. 21 at about 11am, Wellington County OPP was with a broken-down vehicle and a tow operator on Highway 6 here. 

“Both the cruiser and tow-truck had the emergency lights fully activated when a white sedan passed them doing approximately 28km/h over the posted speed limit,” states an OPP press release. 

The driver, a 36-year-old from Hillsburgh, was charged with failing to slow down and proceed with caution for an emergency vehicle or tow truck.

Trailer charges

WELLINGTON COUNTY – On Oct. 22 a Wellington County OPP officer observed a pickup truck pulling a trailer with a lighting system that allegedly was not fully operational under the Highway Traffic Act. 

A 21-year-old from Guelph was charged with 10 Highway Traffic Act charges, including driving an unsafe vehicle, defective brakes, no directional signals, and improper brakes on trailer. 

The defendant is to appear in Guelph court.